Short- and long-term efficacy of a community-based COPD management programme in less advanced COPD: a randomised controlled trial.

@article{Wetering2010ShortAL,
  title={Short- and long-term efficacy of a community-based COPD management programme in less advanced COPD: a randomised controlled trial.},
  author={C R van Wetering and Martine Hoogendoorn and Stijn J M Mol and Maureen P. M. H. Rutten-van M{\"o}lken and Annemie M. W. J. Schols},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2010},
  volume={65 1},
  pages={7-13}
}
BACKGROUND The effectiveness of pulmonary rehabilitation in advanced COPD is well established, but few data are available in less advanced disease. METHODS In a 2 year randomised controlled trial, 199 patients with an average moderate airflow obstruction but impaired exercise capacity (mean (SD) forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV(1)) 60 (16)%, peak work load (Wmax) <70%) were randomised to the INTERdisciplinary COMmunity-based COPD management programme (INTERCOM) or usual care. Intervention… CONTINUE READING

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